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kareṇu

, f. [cf. kaṇeru, q.v.; Amg. kareṇu; ts., EWA-
2 (Vol. III) s.v.; CDIAL 2812], elephant, particularly a
female elephant;
lex. lit.: gaje ~u purise, so hat-
thiniyam itthiyaṁ, Abh 866; — dantā ~ū va, Ja IV
49,20* (thus ms. Bdf, Ce SHB 1934 and Be; Ee kaṇeru)
(ct.: hatthinī); °-nāgakula-°~°-saṁghâdhivutthe, Ja
V 416,23** (Ee kaṇeru); ekaṁ ~uṁ sakkariṁsu:
imassa puttaṁ nissāya ... , Spk II 227,21 (cf. Ja II
342,3); — ifc. matta-° (Thī 373); — °-kā, f, cow-ele-
phant;
hatthinī tu ~ā, Sadd 346,1; — °-piṭṭha, n., back
of a cow-elephant;
~e ṭhapetvā, Dhp-a I 198,15 (Ee
kaṇeru°); — Rem.: it is impossible to give preference to
either form because of the uncertain etymology. The
spelling
kaṇeru seems to be preferred by the Sinhalese
tradition.